Neil Willcox is creating Stories
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patrons
$23
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My name's Neil and I'm writing an age of sail fantasy serial. Every month I'll post a new episode.

Currently posted episodes:
1. A Triumph At Sea
2. On The Rock
3. The Curse of the Ice Witch
4. In At The Kill
5. A Voyage Out East
6. At The Court Of The Elf Lord
7. South Sea Pirates


It's a little old school and pulpy and doesn't take history (or geography) as seriously as perhaps it should. It's my thoughts on ships and people of the eighteenth century and also on magic and elves and necromancy

It's about flintlock pistols and broadsides and storms and weird islands and crazy wizards and rampaging pirates and even about some of the things that get left out when you're writing about wooden ships and the men who sail on them.

It's about three men and one woman sailing the world ocean, and exploring a globe that slightly resembles our own. But the further from home they go, the stranger things will get and the more history morphs into myth and legend.

The first giant-size episode A Triumph at Sea is available for free. If you like it and want to read more, then sign up as a patron. You pay me a small amount and you get an extra piece by me as well as a new episode every month. Thank you!

Here's a few details: It's a thirteen part series, with each part being 5-8,000 words, and parts one and thirteen being double-length. Each one will in theory stand alone though there is an ongoing storyline and jumping in at part 13 will require you to get up to speed pretty quickly. In addition every month there will be some background notes and also a map that may clarify what's going on.

Currently I have first drafts of all the episodes so it will run all the way to the end. Why don't I post them all at once? They all need a second (and hopefully third and fourth) draft to fix the writing and continuity and improve pacing and structure and so on. Which I shall do as we go along.


Last year I posted my space opera serial Chronicles of the Deep Patrol. All the posts are still here and are accessible via this index post.

(If you are entertained by my work then you might enjoy my Edwardian Comedy Crime Novel The Inexplicable Affair of the Mesmerising Russian Nobleman available from Amazon as a Kindle ebook and as a paperback.)
Tiers
Ordinary Seaman
$1 or more per month
Access to every episode as it comes available plus other posts including some background notes on the Age of Sail and maps. Episodes will be in pdf, epub and mobi formats.
Able Seaman
$5 or more per month only 47 left
Access to every episode and post, and also I'll send you a postcard every month with something on it. Maybe a sketch, a tiny poem, a fragment of story, a joke, whatever I come up with.
Master's Mate
$10 or more per month only 24 left
Access to every episode and post online and also I'll make all the content that month into a pamphlet or chapbook or zine and send it to you. It might have special bonus content too!
Midshipman
$25 or more per month only 25 left
Access to every episode and post online, all the content for the month gets sent as a zine and in addition I'll send hand annotated maps to explain some of the action.
Goals
$23 of $25 per month
In addition to the usual episode and background notes I'll also publish something else every month; a story, a poem, perhaps a review or recipe.
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My name's Neil and I'm writing an age of sail fantasy serial. Every month I'll post a new episode.

Currently posted episodes:
1. A Triumph At Sea
2. On The Rock
3. The Curse of the Ice Witch
4. In At The Kill
5. A Voyage Out East
6. At The Court Of The Elf Lord
7. South Sea Pirates


It's a little old school and pulpy and doesn't take history (or geography) as seriously as perhaps it should. It's my thoughts on ships and people of the eighteenth century and also on magic and elves and necromancy

It's about flintlock pistols and broadsides and storms and weird islands and crazy wizards and rampaging pirates and even about some of the things that get left out when you're writing about wooden ships and the men who sail on them.

It's about three men and one woman sailing the world ocean, and exploring a globe that slightly resembles our own. But the further from home they go, the stranger things will get and the more history morphs into myth and legend.

The first giant-size episode A Triumph at Sea is available for free. If you like it and want to read more, then sign up as a patron. You pay me a small amount and you get an extra piece by me as well as a new episode every month. Thank you!

Here's a few details: It's a thirteen part series, with each part being 5-8,000 words, and parts one and thirteen being double-length. Each one will in theory stand alone though there is an ongoing storyline and jumping in at part 13 will require you to get up to speed pretty quickly. In addition every month there will be some background notes and also a map that may clarify what's going on.

Currently I have first drafts of all the episodes so it will run all the way to the end. Why don't I post them all at once? They all need a second (and hopefully third and fourth) draft to fix the writing and continuity and improve pacing and structure and so on. Which I shall do as we go along.


Last year I posted my space opera serial Chronicles of the Deep Patrol. All the posts are still here and are accessible via this index post.

(If you are entertained by my work then you might enjoy my Edwardian Comedy Crime Novel The Inexplicable Affair of the Mesmerising Russian Nobleman available from Amazon as a Kindle ebook and as a paperback.)

Recent posts by Neil Willcox

Tiers
Ordinary Seaman
$1 or more per month
Access to every episode as it comes available plus other posts including some background notes on the Age of Sail and maps. Episodes will be in pdf, epub and mobi formats.
Able Seaman
$5 or more per month only 47 left
Access to every episode and post, and also I'll send you a postcard every month with something on it. Maybe a sketch, a tiny poem, a fragment of story, a joke, whatever I come up with.
Master's Mate
$10 or more per month only 24 left
Access to every episode and post online and also I'll make all the content that month into a pamphlet or chapbook or zine and send it to you. It might have special bonus content too!
Midshipman
$25 or more per month only 25 left
Access to every episode and post online, all the content for the month gets sent as a zine and in addition I'll send hand annotated maps to explain some of the action.